Hood River, Oregon

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The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. It is a port on the Columbia River, and is named for the nearby Hood River. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,831. In 2006, the population is estimated to have reached 6,581.[4]

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History

Hood River post office was established at the site of the present city on September 30, 1858,[5] and the city itself was incorporated in 1895.[6]

Geography

Hood River is located on the Columbia River directly opposite White Salmon, Washington.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (28.97%) is water.

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